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IntelTrends 21-APR-2010

April 21, 2010

Russia to buy French warship by yearend – federal agency
RIA, 21 Apr

Russia will sign an agreement with France on the purchase of a Mistral-class helicopter carrier by yearend, the head of the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation said on Wednesday.

Iran to launch military wargame on Thursday
IRIB, 21 Apr

A five-day massive wargame code-named The Great Prophet-5  is set to begin on Thursday.

BURMA: Rangoon blasts were grenade attacks: army engineer
Mizzima, 21 Apr

A team of military engineers and crime-division police investigated the site of the attacks under the supervision of an army commanding officer and a police commander. Three hand grenades were thrown into the massive crowd in front of the pavilion and two detonators were found.

BURMA: Myitsone bomb blast suspects arrested
KNG, 21 Apr

Saharan states to open joint military HQ
BBC, 21 Apr

The Joint Military Staff Committee of Algeria, Mali, Mauritania and Niger will be based in Tamanrasset.

The President of Belarus: “Kurmanbek Bakiev is in Minsk under the state and my personal protection”
Ferghana, 21 Apr

KYRGYZSTAN: Interim gov’t leader said “shoot to kill” in case of aggression
24.kg, 21 Apr

UPFA 144, UNP60, ITAK-14, DNA-7 constitute new Sri Lankan parliament
TamilNet, 21 Apr

Gaza armed wings: Israeli warplane struck fighters
Ma’an, 21 Apr

The Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad movement, reported Tuesday that its fighters clashed with infiltrating Israeli Special Forces near the Kisufim area. Meanwhile, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, affiliated with Fatah, claimed responsibility for clashing with an Israeli force in the same area that evening.

NIGERIA: 2 injured as bomb explodes in Borno
Daily Sun, 21 Apr

PHILIPPINES: Civilian taken by army found dead, another wounded in Lanao
MILF, 21 Apr

The ‘Rachel Corrie’ ship to try to breach Gaza blockade next month
Haaretz, 21 Apr

2 N. Korean spies arrested in Seoul while plotting to murder a high-ranking North Korean defector
Yonhap, 20 Apr

CANADA: Cree chief earns more than Alberta premier
CBC, 20 Apr

IRAQ: Would Maliki dare to turn the tables on Al-Sadr?
Roads to Iraq, 20 Apr

INDIA: Maoists attack four CRPF camps in Dantewada
PTI, 20 Apr

KAZAKHSTAN: Nazarbayev’s Successful Diplomacy in Kyrgyzstan Signals Deeper Strategic Shifts
OilPrice.com, 20 Apr

Pakistan to get guided missile frigate from U.S.
Geo, 20 Apr

Afghan mujahideen military operations against the kafirs, munafiqs and the worshippers of Idols
UnjustMedia, 20 Apr

Ask Ohio: Is the U.S. Navy Veterans Association a “Worthy Charity?”
Veterans Today, 20 Apr

Repeated calls to the Charitable Law Division of the Ohio Attorney General’s office have yielded little in the way of information about the U.S. Navy Veterans Association (USNVA) and its enigmatic director “Commander” Bobby Thompson.

U.S. maneuvers to prevent Latin American States Summit be held in Venezuela
ABN, 19 Apr


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